42 awesome NYE dinner packages in Dubai

New Year’s Eve Fiesta at Asado
What’s on offer: A five-course feast of dishes with an Argentinian twist and lively music from what they’re billing as an Argentinian duo. Flamenco, perhaps?
What makes it special: Asado undoubtedly has one of the best views of the Burj Khalifa, meaning you’ll have great seats for the fireworks at midnight – minus the madding crowds.
When: 8pm-3am
Where: The Palace, Downtown
Cost: Packages start from AED1,900 per adult (with soft drinks and indoor seating) and go up to AED3,500 (with premium bubbly and outdoor seating).
Contact: +9714 428 7888

Carnival De Rio New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Na3Na3   
What’s on offer: Although this is usually an Arabic restaurant, on the big night Na3Na3 (pronounced Na’ Na’, by the way) will be serving a Brazilian-influenced menu along with unlimited house beverages and live entertainment.
What makes it special: Churrasco grills will be part of the feast, so prepare to begin 2017 with a good case of the meat sweats.
When: 7.30pm-2am
Where: The Address Dubai Mall
Cost: From AED1,100 (house beverages) to AED1,600 (house beverages and access to a private cabana to watch the fireworks). AED550 for children (6-11).
Contact: +9714 888 3444

New Year’s Eve Retro Party at Cabana
What’s on offer: An indulgent buffet that includes seafood stations, unlimited premium beverages, and a bottle of bubbly in between every two people. A DJ and a live band will be providing entertainment in the form of a soundtrack of tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
What makes it special: The private cabanas give a little bit of a special touch to the evening. Great views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, too.
When: 7.30pm-2am
Where: The Address Dubai Mall
Cost: AED2,350 per person, AED17,000 for up to eight people in a private cabana.
Contact: +9714 438 8888

New Year’s Eve Brunch at At.mosphere 
What’s on offer: At.mosphere is throwing an evening brunch to mark the New Year so expect their usual creative international cuisine with unlimited sparkling drinks.
What makes it special: We don’t really need to point out how great the views are from At.mosphere – now imagine seeing the fireworks from there. Right?
When: 7pm-1am
Where: Burj Khalifa
Cost: AED2,900 (window table), AED2,500 (non-window table). Both packages include unlimited sparkling beverages.
Contact: +9714 888 3828

New Year’s Eve Gala at Thiptara 
What’s on offer: A five-course Thai feast served alongside free-flowing bubbly at one of Dubai’s enduringly popular restaurants.
What makes it special: Dishes like the spicy roasted duck red curry with pineapple, lychees and cherry tomatoes help this place stand out.
When: 8pm-3am
Where: The Palace, Downtown
Cost: Packages start from AED1,900 (soft drinks and indoor seating) and go up to AED3,500 (with premium bubbly and outdoor seating).
Contact: +9714 428 7961

New Year’s Gala at Les Cuisines
What’s on offer: A festive international buffet, free-flowing drinks, a DJ and a belly dancer.
What makes it special: At midnight you’ll have access to the hotel’s rooftop pool deck where you can ring in the New Year and watch the fireworks from on high.
When: 8.30pm-3am
Where: Sofitel Downtown
Cost: AED950
Contact: +9714 503 6111

New Year’s Eve at Bombay Brasserie 
What’s on offer: Indian food with a modern twist. You can either opt for the six-course tasting menu with free-flowing bubbly and grape pairing, or order from the à la carte menu. A DJ will provide the entertainment.
What makes it special: Premium bubbly and what is undeniably a great view of Downtown.
When: 8pm-3am
Where: Taj Hotel, Business Bay
Cost: AED1,500 (six-course option with free-flowing bubbly).
Contact: +9714 438 3100

NYE at Armani/Ristorante 
What’s on offer: A special NYE degustation menu that is inspired by Italian festive cuisine and free-flowing drinks. All this will be complemented by live music.
What makes it special: Being in the Burj Khalifa, you’ll literally be in the eye of the storm when the fireworks go off at midnight, so to speak.
When: 6pm-1am
Where: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
Cost: AED950 (soft drinks), AED1,250 (select beverages).
Contact: +9714 888 3888

New Year’s Eve at Armani/Amal 
What’s on offer: The Indian food here provides a welcome alternative to typical festive dining at this time of year. You have a choice of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menus that are served in a sharing style.
What makes it special: Traditional sounds from the resident tabla and sarangi players add a nice touch to the occasion.
When: Open 6pm-1am
Where: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
Cost: AED850 (soft drinks), AED1,150 (select beverages).
Contact: +9714 888 3888

Dubai Marina

Gala Dinner at BiCE Ristorante 
What’s on offer: The recently renovated BiCE Ristorante will be serving up a six-course dinner, including a menu that’s dedicated to vegetarians. Expect dishes like signature Wagyu ribeye and 1.2kg wild rock salt sea bass. Resident pianist, Jerry, will set the mood.
What makes it special: The restaurant has a newly-opened terrace that will provide views galore.
When: 7.30pm until late
Where: Hilton Jumeirah Beach
Cost: AED1,300 (soft drinks), AED1,700 (house beverages).
Contact: +9714 318 2520

New Year’s Special at Fumé 
What’s on offer: A sharing set menu full of goodies like roasted striploin, foie gras with gravy and onion marmalade, and potato dumpling with seafood, fava beans and lemon. There’s also a menu for vegetarians.
What makes it special: The price; of all the options that are available, this one is friendlier on the pocket.
When: 8pm-2am
Where: Pier 7
Cost: AED195
Contact: +9714 421 5669

New Year’s Eve at Copper Dog
What’s on offer: A five-course set menu including an amuse bouche. Look out for caviar with celeriac purée and green apple, and beef Wellington. Bubbly at midnight, too.
What makes it special: They also have a beverage-only package for those not interested in the food.
When: 8pm-2am
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR
Cost: AED550 (soft drinks), AED995 (house beverages).
Contact: +9714 559 5355

New Year’s at Ramusake 
What’s on offer: A menu including signature specials such as Wagyu beef, black cod and loads of sushi options. Desserts include mocha and kinako doughnuts. They’re laying on entertainment, too, with a violinist, singer and DJ.
What makes it special: The really appealing Japanese garden terrace.
When: From 8pm-1.45am
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Residences
Cost: AED995 (a six-course dinner, drinks and a glass of bubbly).
Contact: +9714 559 5300

Ruya Dubai
What’s on offer: A more relaxed affair than its livelier Marina counterparts, this is a place to enjoy mouthwatering Anatolian dishes, live entertainment throughout the evening, and stunning Marina views.
What makes it special: The food is top notch and the staff are as warm as that massive clay oven that greets you.
When: 7pm until late
Where: Grosvenor House Hotel
Cost: Minimum spend AED890.
Contact: +9714 399 9123

Masquerade Party at Frankie’s 
What’s on offer: A masquerade party complete with a seven-course meal, canapés, welcome drinks and bubbly at midnight.
What makes it special: The opportunity to don a mask for some incognito fun and games.
When: 7pm-2am
Where: Frankie’s Italian Bar & Grill, JA Oasis Beach Tower
Cost: AED690 per person
Contact: +9714 399 4311

Winter Fairytale Gala Dinner at Ritz-Carlton Dubai 
What’s on offer: A winter wonderland on the Gulf Lawn of the hotel, complete with a gala dinner and free-flowing drinks. There’s a live band and a DJ, too.
What makes it special: The whole hotel is set to be transformed into a scene from a winter fairytale, so it may be the most Instagram-worthy venue of the night.
When: 8pm-1am
Where: Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR
Cost: AED2,100 (dinner, drinks and a glass of bubbly)
Contact: +9714 399 4000

New Year’s Eve at Amaseena 
What’s on offer: A NYE with a bit of Arabic flair, the night will take place in a stylish open-air lounge. There will be copious amounts of Arabic food, including dishes made in an underground oven. The price includes half a bottle of bubbly each.
What makes it special: A live belly dancer is always fun.
When: 8pm-1am
Where: Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR
Cost: AED1,300 per person
Contact: +9714 399 4000

Jumeirah Lake Towers

New Year’s Eve at Nola Eatery & Social House 
What’s on offer: A special menu of Creole treats, select beverages and the Carrie Gibson jazz trio.
What makes it special: The true essence of New Orleans.
When: 9pm-12am (for packages)
Where: Armada BlueBay Hotel
Cost: AED499 (house beverages)
Contact: +9714 399 8155

What’s on offer: A two-drink package with French favourites. A live DJ will be playing music throughout the night.
What makes it special: Intimate dining over bistro-style food.
When: From 8pm
Where: Cluster A
Cost: AED499 (free-flowing drinks)
Contact: +9714 514 9339

Dubai Creek

New Year’s Eve at Casa de Tapas Dubai Creek 
What’s on offer: A Spanish-style celebration is the theme here, with a dinner buffet, entertainment and even some mysterious party favours for all guests.
What makes it special: For an extra AED150 you can access Cielo Sky Lounge to keep the party going.
When: 9pm-12.30am
Where: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Cost: AED599 (unlimited house beverages and dinner), AED599 (with bubbly).
Contact: +9714 416 1800

Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo
What’s on offer: A rolling-style dinner menu of Italian favourites from this established restaurant, served along with drinks, including bubbly.
What makes it special: The views of the Creek at this restaurant have always been a big selling point.
When: 7pm-2am
Where: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Cost: AED750
Contact: +9714 207 1717

Nautical New Year’s Eve Party at Boardwalk
What’s on offer: A nautical-themed party featuring a menu of Mediterranean food along with a wide range of drinks.
What makes it special: A party on their famed deck overlooking the Creek sounds like a good way to spend the last hours of 2016.
When: 8pm-3am
Where: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Cost: AED450 (set menu with soft drinks), AED590 (set menu with selected house beverages).
Contact: +9714 295 6000

New Year’s Eve at Nomad 
What’s on offer: A joint celebration between Nomad and The Irish Village, so expect a decent dinner, free flowing beverages and some excellent live entertainment.
What makes it special: The Maplejacks will be providing the soundtrack and we all know they can get a party started.
When: 8pm-2am
Where: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Cost: AED400 (soft drinks), AED700 (house beverages).
Contact: +971 4 230 8458

Al Sufouh and Jumeirah

The New Year’s Gala Dinner at Jumeirah Beach Hotel 
What’s on offer: An opulent affair held in its own marquee, the gala dinner has a Brazilian carnival theme. Expect a spread of international cuisine and unlimited beverages. There will also be a 16-piece band as well as a performance from 1970s UK soul band The Real Thing.
What makes it special: The location – the marquee is situated directly beneath Burj Al Arab.
When: 8pm onwards
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Cost: AED4,500 (21 years and above), AED2,900 (12-20 years, soft drinks).
Contact: +9714 348 0000

Trader Vic’s NYE
What’s on offer: There’s a special NYE menu along with the regular a la carte menu set to a background of music from DJ DTorro and an in-house Cuban band – add that to the stunning view of the fireworks at the Burj Al Arab from the terrace, and you’ve got yourself a proper Dubai New Year.
What makes it special: The terrace.
When: 9pm-3am
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Cost: Minimum spend of AED650 per person
Contact: +971 366 5646

Pierchic on New Year’s Eve
What’s on offer: There’s no denying the enduring appeal of Pierchic’s setting; match the expansive views of open water with a six-course special menu and some live entertainment and you have the ideal ingredients for a very memorable night.
What makes it special: It’s Pierchic.
When: 8pm-1am
Where: Al Qasr Hotel
Cost: AED2,500 (house beverages), AED8,500 (top-grade bubbly).
Contact: +9714 366 6705

New Year’s Eve La Fiesta at El Sur 
What’s on offer: A Spanish fiesta featuring both tapas-style dishes and goodies from cooking stations.
What makes it special: A dedicated dancefloor and DJ mean that this promises to be a lively evening.
When: From 9pm
Where: The Westin Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina
Cost: AED850 (bubbly), AED600 (soft drinks).
Contact: +9714 399 7700

Bubbalicious on New Year’s Eve
What’s on offer: The party brunch favourite is on for New Year’s Eve, so expect their usual Friday set-up: one of the biggest food offerings in the city (that’s no small feat), copious drinks and a good atmosphere.
What makes it special: The world famous Bubbalicious vibe.
When: 9pm-1am
Where: The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Cost: AED780 including bubbly and house beverages.
Contact: +9714 399 4141

New Year’s Eve at Fish Beach Taverna
What’s on offer:
One of Dubai’s newest gastronomic hotspots, Fish Beach Taverna will be serving a set menu of traditional Aegean dishes along with free-flowing drinks.
What makes it special: The setting. White-washed walls, cobble-stoned floors and views of the sea make you feel like you’re holidaying on a Greek island. Well, we can all dream…
When: 8pm-1am
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Cost: AED1,500 (bubbly and set menu)
Contact: +9714 511 7139

New Year’s Eve at Coya Dubai
What’s on offer:
Peruvian favourite Coya is throwing a surprise themed party, where diners will be entertained by DJs playing in the Pisco Lounge. They’re throwing in a bit of a teaser by saying you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with some pretty major celebrities.
What makes it special: The enclosed terrace tables will have great views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks.
When: 7pm-2am
Where: Four Seasons Resort Dubai
Cost: AED850 minimum spend, AED1,250 (enclosed terrace tables).
Contact: +9714 316 9600

Sheikh Zayed Road

Delphine Razzle Dazzle NYE Party
What’s on offer: It’s all about the roaring 20s at this palatial Gatsby party. Expect entertainment along with fantastic food and drinks.
What makes it special: The glamourous theme will give you plenty of razzle dazzle.
When: 8pm-1am
Where: H Hotel
Cost: AED400 for soft drinks, AED520 for house beverage and AED625 for the premium package.
Contact: +971 4 501 8623

Vietnamese Culinary Trail at Hoi An   
What’s on offer: A seven-course set menu that will take you through Vietnam. A highlight includes pan-seared foie gras with ginger-infused plum compote.
What makes it special: Another great place to see the Burj Khalifa fireworks from. The 70 percent Guanaja chocolate mousse with tonka bean also sounds rather nice.
When: 7pm-12am
Where: Shangri La Hotel
Cost: AED745 (food only), AED1,125 (grape and bubbly).
Contact: +9714 405 2703

New Year’s Eve at Hakkasan
What’s on offer: This Cantonese favourite will be serving up a three-course menu that includes their signature Hakka steamed dim sum platter and wok-fried Canadian lobster in lime sauce.
What makes it special: Book a table outside on the terrace, which features wooden pavilions, water features and lush greenery. It’s nice out there.
When: 6pm-1am
Where: Emirates Towers
Cost: AED498 (food, welcome mocktail and soft drinks), AED698 (grape and welcome drink).
Contact: +9714 384 8484

Final Festive Hurrah at The Ivy 
What’s on offer: As part of The Ivy’s long goodbye before they close at the end of the year, they’re throwing a New Year’s Eve special. Expect classic Ivy dishes and live singing from Ciaran Fox.
What makes it special: This is the last New Year’s Eve that The Ivy will be hosting – ever. We’d say it deserves a good send off.
When: 6pm-11pm
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Cost: Packages start from AED899.
Contact: +9714 319 8088

New Year’s Special at Al Nafoorah 
What’s on offer: Al Nafoorah promises to see in 2017 Lebanese style with a sharing menu, free-flowing drinks  and entertainment.
What makes it special:  Music from an oud player and a real live belly dancer. See? We are in the Middle East after all…
When: From 7pm until midnight
Where: Emirates Towers
Cost: AED650 (soft drinks), AED950 (house beverages and a glass of bubbly at midnight).
Contact: +9714 319 8760

La Môme Wishes Bonne Année
What’s on offer: An eight-course menu including foie gras a la truffle, brioche maison and veal medallion with polenta and thyme juice.
What makes it special: You’ll enjoy some pretty special views of the fireworks from the 49th floor.
When: From 7pm until late.
Where: Nassima Royal Hotel
Cost: AED850 per person, drinks to be enjoyed à la carte.
Contact: +9714 308 0470

The Palm

Under the Stars Gala Party at Rixos The Palm 
What’s on offer: If you’re looking to go all out this NYE, this is a good option. They’re throwing in a beach buffet, unlimited drinks, two live bands, a Broadway dance show, belly dancing, fireworks and an after party. There’s also a Santa Claus flying show… whatever that means.
What makes it special: This is a really good all-rounder. The entertainment programme makes it a great option for those with little ones.
When: From 7pm
Where: Rixos The Palm Dubai
Cost: AED2,500 (unlimited drinks), AED1,250 (children 3-14 years-old).
Contact: +9714 457 5555

New Year’s Eve at Senara 
What’s on offer: There’s an à la carte menu of seaside food with British flair to choose from along with two drink packages.
What makes it special: The sheer value as you gaze out at the shoreline.
When: From 7pm
Where: Palm Views, Palm Jumeirah
Cost: AED350 (house beverages), AED450 (bubbles).
Contact: +9714 451 6460

Gala Dinner at Atlantis
What’s on offer:
An opulent affair is on the cards at Atlantis. A 30-piece live band will be part of the night’s entertainment, and the food sounds pretty special – lobster, caviar, loads of live cooking stations and even shawarma. Free-flowing bubbly is part of the deal.
What makes it special: They’ll have their own fireworks display at Nasimi Beach at midnight. Kids under 12 will be entertained with a bouncy castle and loads of other entertainment.
When: 7.30pm-3am
Where: Atlantis The Palm
Cost: From AED2,900, children under 12 go free.
Contact: +9714 426 262

Studio 54 New Year’s at Waldorf Astoria
What’s on offer: Held on the hotel’s garden and beach front, this homage to Studio 54 will feature a five-piece band serenading the crowd into 2017, as well as endless amounts of food. A DJ will see the party through to the early hours after midnight.
What makes it special: It’s taking place outside, so you’ll be able to see in 2017 under the stars.
When: From 7pm
Where: Waldorf Astoria
Cost: AED1,954 (with a glass of bubbly at midnight), AED20,000 for a VIP cabana by the pool.
Contact: +9714 818 2222

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Mekong
What’s on offer: Some of the best Asian food in the city, including dishes such as stir-fried lobster Singaporean style and grilled chicken in a Panang curry sauce. Lavish setting, too.
What makes it special: The rickshaw style seating is a good vantage point for the views across Dubai.
When: From 7pm
Where: Anantara The Palm Resort
Cost: AED750 (food only), AED900 (soft beverages), AED1,200 (house beverages), AED 1,399 (bubbly)
Contact: +9714 567 8304

Gala Dinner Premium packages at Zabeel Saray
What’s on offer: They’re pulling out all the stops here. A reception followed by dinner in either Al Nafoorah, The Rib Room or Sultan’s Lounge Private Dining Room, then a dedicated area on the hotel’s beach to watch the fireworks – all followed by a party until the wee small hours.
What makes it special: The fact that everything is taken care of – and the element of choice.
When: Sparkly reception begins at 7.30pm, dinner from 8.30pm
Cost: AED3,900 (premium bubbly, grapes and soft beverages).
Contact: +9714 453 0444

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